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ERIC Number: EJ916474
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1747-938X
The Co-Occurrence of Intellectual Giftedness and Autism Spectrum Disorders
Burger-Veltmeijer, Agnes E. J.; Minnaert, Alexander E. M. G.; Van Houten-Van den Bosch, Els J.
Educational Research Review, v6 n1 p67-88 2011
This systematic literature review explored the state of the art concerning the theoretical and empirical knowledge of the twice-exceptionality of Intellectual Giftedness and Autism Spectrum Disorders (IG + ASD), in relation to diagnostic and assessment issues. After searching and examining publications in peer-reviewed journals and dissertations, we encountered a variety of methodologies being used. The results showed the absence, until now, of theoretical conceptualisations of the phenomenon IG + ASD. Nevertheless, this contribution revealed some converging tendencies concerning both personal characteristics and diagnostic and assessment issues, between publications with and without Systematic Identification Measures (SIM). Some findings, like the "superior non-verbal abilities", are discussed in relation to (controversial) image formation of IG and IG + ASD. Altogether, the results indicated the need for an in-depth exploration and conceptualisation of the phenomenon IG + ASD. Meanwhile, future research should also address the practical psychological-educational need for both classification-based and needs-based assessment procedures, regarding students with (suspicion of) IG + ASD. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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